But won’t you let us try?

This morning, nonprofit group DC 2024 announced its plan to submit a bid for Washington, D.C., to host the 2024 Summer Olympics:

Will DC 2024 recruit Barack Obama to help sell the city? Because it worked out really well last time:

Heh.

Here’s DC 2024’s case:

“With more state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in a 40-mile radius than any other U.S. city, thousands of hotels and lodging options, and a vast and expanding transportation system, the Greater Washington region is one of the best and most qualified in the world to host an event of this magnitude…,” DC 2024’s President Bob Sweeney said in a statement released at 10 a.m.

The group says hosting the Olympics would cost the region $4 billion to $6 billion. But they claim with proper planning, the economic impact could be greater than the cost.

“With proper planning, the economic impact could be greater than the cost”? Gee … where have we heard that before? Based on the overall reaction so far, DC 2024 faces a steep uphill battle:

https://twitter.com/skip1001/status/372379389427589120

https://twitter.com/karaguglielmo/status/372384123794776064

Snort.

https://twitter.com/kjcmalakai/status/372382973632733184

That’s probably true. But if DC did manage to pull it off, here are some of the events we might see:

https://twitter.com/JennaKe/status/372387683114315776

Maybe even President Obama could participate! His intellectual acrobatics skills are world-class.